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LYON left quite an impression on Adelaide Hall

Submitted by on May 9, 2014 – 1:57 amNo Comment

Lauren LyonOn Thursday night of CMW, May 8, there were so many amazing acts going on that it’s tough to narrow down something to see.

But sometimes, there’s really something to see, and for us, that something was at Adelaide Hall, performing for the Black Box records 10 year anniversary party.

A little act called Lyon was in the house. She’s a lady from Toronto – the host city of CMW as always – who’s interbreeding two prominent genres of today’s music scene – electronic and indie rock.LYONThe term descriptively known as synth-pop doesn’t quite describe was Lauren Malyon, aka Lyon has to offer, but gives you the impression you need to feel with this catchy pop/rock aficionado from Canada’s music hub.

Self-described in her bio as “electronic music from that girl next door with a secret,” and that’s definitely one way of putting it.

The great thing about the Toronto music scene is not only how many eclectic genres burgeon from the city’s core, but also how they learn to intertwine and create hybrid genres._MG_9275_MG_9242That’s essential the inception of Lyon, and the butt of her creation as a musician. Malyon is an amazingly talented multi-instrumentalist, who started playing violin at just three years old, and knows how to also tickle the ivory keys with prowess.

The crowd was ranting and raving after the show about her performance, not only existing fans, but many that were taking in her sonic sorcery for the first time.

Lyon was created when she teamed up with producer Japeth Maw, with a simple goal of creating five songs lyrically deep yet musically simple.

That’s an understatement of their ability as a cohesive unit, yet, it makes one realize the value of beauty in simplicity. And although their music may not be exactly complicated, it sure is complex.

Photos by Tee Onek, story by Devin Size_MG_9269

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